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Baby Story

We'd like to take this opportunity to announce a birth! Chaya Tova gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this morning.

Full story:

Chaya Tova woke up at around 1:30 or so in the AM, with stomach pains. She managed to fall back asleep. At 3:00, she awoke again, with significantly worse pain. She woke me up at 3:30, and together we agreed it was due to last nights hot dog dinner. By 4:00, the pain, as well as some other symptoms, convinced us that we were wrong. At 4:15 we called an ambulance, and noticed that she was having periodic pains (about 5 minutes apart). By the time the ambulance arrived (4:25), her pains were 3-4 minutes apart, and between 4:30 and 4:35, we saw 2 minute intervals. We pulled over once, then kept on going, then pulled over again -- the baby was born at 4:50 on the side of the road in the ambulance.

The ambulance crew was actually really great and helpful, and despite the lack of drugs, the speed of the labor (<2 hours from noticeable contractions to birth!) was a real bracha. We then continued on to the hospital, where we were able to enjoy a more leisurely recovery.

Twokie (as in Pookie 2, as her temporary name goes) is doing well, sleeping right now (hopefully). There are some pictures from the hospital, as well as some more cellpics available.

Please leave mazal tov comments and whatnot below -- I am proud to say we're not doing an onlysimchas page, although Chaya Tova may not be in full agreement with me.

4 Responses to “Baby Story”

  1. Mom and Dad says:

    Mazel TOv! So glad to hear the good news about the new sweetie. Cannot wait to see you all of you! Keep the pictures coming… What a cutie!

  2. Papa says:

    Mazol Tov. What a cutie.
    And you may have discovered the next miracle drug to induce labor …. hot dogs.
    Love you both

  3. The Kurants says:

    MAZAL TOV!! MAZAL TOV!! Sorry we couldn't make it to visit in the hospital but you know us we got confused and ended up in mt. scopus instead. We can't wait to see you all though. Much Nachas!!
    Love, Dovid and Chavie Kurant

  4. Baila Hinda says:

    Dear Chaya Tova and Mike,

    Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov on your new little girl. May she bring you a lot of simcha and nachas and grow up to be a true Bas Yisroel. I hope you are all doing well. Is Pessy excited about her new little sister? Can't wait to see all of you!!!

    Love,
    Baila Hinda

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